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Controllers, EMEA Regulatory Policy, Associate, London

Goldman Sachs
Borough, South East London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Full Time

The Regulatory Policy team sits as a specialist unit within the Controllers department within the Finance division. Regulatory Controllers are responsible for ensuring that Goldman Sachs EMEA regulated entities maintain adequate capital resources to meet their commitments and to withstand the risks to which the business is subject, e.g. Market Risk, Credit Risk and Operational Risk, and other risks as assessed in our ICAAPs. The Regulatory Policy team analyses and advocates on regulatory developments focusing on UK, EU and South African prudential regulations, whether from Basel, the PRA, the ECB, the SARB or other authorities. The team also focuses on existing regulatory capital rules providing written interpretations, transaction analysis and updates and advice to stakeholders. The team is also responsible for stress-testing and ICAAPs for EMEA entities. The role will provide you with the opportunity to gain broad exposure to all these areas, the range of activities of Goldman Sachs divisions operating in the region and to build close relationships with these businesses and other key functions such as Risk, Legal and Government Affairs.


A great opportunity for an Associate to join our EMEA Regulatory Policy team within the Controllers function based in London, who wants to use their skills to provide robust regulatory policy analysis, advocacy, communication and management of regulatory change.

Job Summary & Responsibilities

The current vacancy is for an EMEA Associate candidate within the Regulatory Policy team whose role will include current and future policy analysis focusing on a range of prudential topics such as Capital Resources, RWAs, Large Exposures and Leverage Ratio policy issues as well as rules related to stress-testing and ICAAP processes. The individual will assess the regulatory requirements related to these areas and liaise with various teams, such as Controllers, business areas, Risk, Legal, and Government Affairs to ensure appropriate interpretation, governance and implementation of rules and manage the related regulatory change. It will also involve working with the US teams involved in similar policy roles at the GS Group level. Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide written interpretations of UK, EU and South Africa rules including new rules and revisions to a suite of policy documents
  • Liaise with wider stakeholders across teams to develop appropriate requirements, processes and solutions
  • Understanding and familiarity of other regulatory developments is encouraged, including liquidity requirements, stress testing, ICAAP and derivatives market regulation (e.g. EMIR and MIFID), although these areas are not the direct responsibility of the team

  • Analyse new regulatory change from EMEA regulators including revisions to the Capital Requirements Regulation and related requirements from Basel, PRA, Bank of England, European Commission, EBA and ECB
  • Communicate and seek input on regulatory developments to/from internal stakeholders
  • Coordinate impact assessments of new regulatory updates on the firm

This role provides an exciting opportunity to participate in an important area of regulatory change and be involved in developing the firm's thinking and approach to implementing these evolving regulatory requirements.


  • Educated to degree level
  • Relevant experience within bank, industry or regulatory bodies
  • Knowledge and experience of the banking sector, including a strong understanding of prudential risk and / or capital management processes and procedures

  • Regulatory knowledge - in-depth understanding of the regulatory capital rules would be preferred but not essential, including knowledge of Basel, CRR, and Leverage Ratio. Understanding of Regulatory Reporting, in particular UK & EU, is also desirable
  • Project Management - project management and organisational skills including managing projects, change and stakeholders
  • Effective Communicator - is able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to a broad range of people both across the firm and externally at various levels of seniority. Shares information/new ideas with others
  • Proactive - takes ownership of issues and provides constant high-quality feedback. Takes initiative to improve his/her own performance, works intensely towards extremely challenging goals and persists in the face of obstacles or setbacks
  • Creativity/Innovation - looks for new ways to improve current processes and develop creative solutions that are grounded in reality and have practical value
  • Flexible - is able to prioritise effectively under pressure in a very visible area, and is willing to take on additional responsibilities
  • Analytical - pays attention to detail, and demonstrates an ability to digest complex technical regulatory papers and extract pertinent issues
  • Team player - is a strong team player, collaborates with others within and across teams, encourages other team members to participate and contribute and acknowledges others' contributions


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We believe who you are makes you better at what you do. We're committed to fostering and advancing diversity and inclusion in our own workplace and beyond by ensuring every individual within our firm has a number of opportunities to grow professionally and personally, from our training and development opportunities and firmwide networks to benefits, wellness and personal finance offerings and mindfulness programs. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and people at

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Please note that our firm has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for employees who work onsite at any of our U.S. locations to safeguard the health and well-being of all our employees and others who enter our U.S. offices. This role requires the employee to be able to work on-site. As a condition of employment, employees working on-site at any of our U.S. locations are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and to have either had COVID-19 or received a booster dose if eligible under Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) guidance, unless prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Applicants who wish to request for a medical or religious accommodation, or any other accommodation required under applicable law, can do so later in the process. Please note that accommodations are not guaranteed and are decided on a case by case basis.

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